David Moyes reacts to being made favourite for Celtic manager job, reveals job plans
By Alex Stevens
David Moyes has revealed he is interested in succeeding Ronny Deila as Celtic manager.
But the former Manchester United and Everton boss plans to wait until the summer before making a decision on his next managerial post.
Moyes was installed as the odds-on bookmakers’ favourite for the Parkhead job on Wednesday, while the likes of Roy Keane, Brendan Rodgers, Michael O’Neill and ex-Celtic manager Neil Lennon have all been linked.
Norwegian Deila has decided to step down at the end of the season after his position came under increased scrutiny following Sunday’s Scottish Cup exit to Rangers on penalties.
“Celtic is a brilliant football club, unbelievable support and fanbase, one of the biggest in the world,” Moyes told Sky Sports on Wednesday night while working as a pundit on the Merseyside derby. “I’m going to wait until the summer time and make a decision then, so there is no hurry.”
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Asked if he is interested in the post, the Scot replied: “Lots of jobs will interest me and, as I said, Celtic is a great club.”
The Celtic news from earlier on Wednesday is that Deila will leave Parkhead at the end of the season even though he is on the verge of steering the club to a fifth consecutive league title.
It is said that the process of identifying the new manager will not begin seriously until the end of the league campaign, which finishes with a home clash against Motherwell on 15 May.
Lennon has already thrown his hat in the ring and said he would be open to a return to the club.
The 44-year-old northern Irishman, who left Bolton last month, led Celtic to three league titles, two Scottish Cups and the last 16 of the Champions League with a win ratio of 70 per cent.